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1984 Season Cards Included
Pursue The Pennant first
came out during the mid 1980's and was an immediate hit. The colorful
cards, beautiful stadium backdrops and smooth game play captured the
attention of lots of fans of the genre. The company continued to
produce sets into the 1990's until Dynasty League Baseball took over.
They kept the game more or less the same and continue to sell sets
today (although they seem to be headed more to a computer only model).
This is the very first
edition of the game. It is a "Limited
Collector's Edition" signed by the game designer. The game underwent a
few changes, starting with the 1986 season, and the 2 versions are
really not compatible. So if you want to play the 1984 or 1985 season
cards you need this version of the game.
The card set is overall in
VERY GOOD condition. This is a near complete set of player cards
reflecting the 1984 season stats.
I have inventoried and
inspected the cards and every card has been accounted for with the
exception of 1 card. There is no roster list included, but the game
instructions state that the game comes with 700 cards and I count 699.
It also states each team should have at least 25 player cards. The
Astros only have 24, so I believe the missing card is from them. From
what I can see the most likely missing card is the relief pitcher
Solano. The cards show some use, but have no major flaws. Just a few
incidental creases or pen marks. No writing, no significant stains, no
tears or heavy creasing. I would grade them 6 on a 10 scale (see
condition guide below).
The other game parts are
overall in VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT condition. The game is 100% complete.
All the game parts have been thoroughly inspected and all have been
accounted for. The instructions and other paperwork show typical
handling wear, but no major damage. I would grade the parts 6-7 on a 10
scale (see condition guide below).
The game box is overall in GOOD condition. It has
suffered heavy rubbing and a number of the corners have been mended
with tape. I would grade it 3-4 on a 10 scale (see condition guide
Do you know that sinking feeling when you are in
the middle of
season or sequence of games only to find that the card for one of the
players is missing? Well I have thoroughly
inventoried this set and
compared it to the roster list so you can be assured that you
that feeling while playing with this set. I am not of the
that a simple card count
will do. The sets often came with missing or
duplicate cards from the
factory, and who knows what the original owner may have done with them
in the course of playing with them.... Be sure to ask
your card seller if they have in fact verified
that the card set is complete by comparing it to the
I have also carefully inspected each and every
card in order to determine the condition grade I have given to this
set. I do
not feel that a cursory flipping through of the cards is adequate to
determine the condition of a set - it is too easy to miss
Once again -
I would suggest asking your
card seller to verify that they have done a
careful inspection of the condition of all the cards in the set
before putting their grade on it.
give this grade
to brand new, unused items. NEAR MINT (9):
Shows virtually no use. Seldom if ever played.
will have at worst some dented corners from shuffling around in the
box. Perhaps some very light handling creases to the
or other minor flaws with the game parts. Boxes will have
the slightest hint of shelf wear. EXCELLENT (7-8):
The game has seen some use but it was obviously taken care of
well. Cards may have denting to the corners, perhaps
light stains or other very light handling wear, but the vast
majority will be close to flawless. Game parts
some light handling creases or other signs of
careful use. Board might have just a hint of color loss or
corners. Boxes will have light rubbing to the artwork or
some minor dishing or a very light stain. VERY GOOD (5-6):
The game was not especially well cared for, but it still has
fared pretty well. Cards will have dented corners and
some may have rubber band wear to the edges. A few cards
than 10%) may have handling creases, yellowing to the
(a few may be yellowed on the faces), or light stains.
couple may have writing or some dried rubber band residue (this will be
noted). All card results will be fully readable.
parts will show obvious use but nothing will be torn, badly
stained or have any serious damage. Box may have
rubbing, light staining, dishing, 1 or 2 neatly split corners,
minor writing and/or a few pieces of tape. No major
damage and artwork will still be generally attractive. GOOD (3-4):
Obviously no care was taken with the game but it is still perfectly
playable. Cards will show moderate to heavy use and many will be
yellowed, stained, creased, written on or have rubber band
residue. A couple may be torn and taped back together.
card results will be fully readable. Other game parts show
considerable use but the game is complete with all parts in
condition. Box may have staining, writing, split
dishing and/or other structural damage but it will be intact and still
Only suitable to fill a space in your collection.
heavily worn and some are badly damaged. Game will be missing
parts (these will be noted). Box will have serious damage and
be missing aprons or badly torn.
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